Total Money Spent: $504.66
Total Days Spent: 12
That comes to $42.16 per day or $21.13 per person per day. So we were again over our $15 per person per day budget, but this is because we splurged on a lot more activities than normal when Steve was here, and we bought one super-expensive bus ticket.
Transportation was our biggest expense, but this includes the $70 we spent for a cross-border bus from Nicaragua, through Honduras, and into El Salvador at the end of our time. Take that away and the number would be lower. Local “chicken buses” are really cheap in Nicaragua, around $2 per hour of travel.
Activities were the second-most-expensive category, which is rare for us. But we had a friend traveling with us and wanted to show him lots of adventures. So this included volcano boarding, surfing, and ziplining! All really fun and really worth it!
Lodging was next to nothing again. We only paid for a hostel one night with all the review-writing opportunities we were offered!
Nicaragua’s currency is the Cordoba. $1=23 Cordobas.